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were allowed to proceed without agreement from the city, this is the information that they were allowed to conceal. and they have gotten away with it for all these years. there is no secret that a lack of accountability is where they get their money. nobody knows how unaccountable they really are. it is still the lies that cost more than the money. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, a board of supervisors. and hello to my friend andrew, who is watching. ♪ loosened up and there was life sheriff mirkarimi will survive
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variables of temperament, obliged to that exchange for labor as a means for production, advertising media, entertainment promotions given to that social culture, securely america-first. best language in racist, chauvinist political economy, when a body moves with a nasty sphere of fascism. emotions reading text that beam, p-h-e-m-e independence. this reading given two minutes. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i am the executive director of the library users association. i am pleased to say the library
has now discovered it is subject to the california art preservation act, and has formally sent a letter, dated june 29, to the sister of the muralist, williams, who is his executor, and under the law is to be given written notice of the planned removal, so that she can arrange to have its save by removing it or herself removing it. there was a passionate believer in keeping all three sites of the branch library merrill, which the library and the city want to point out. it features working women, children, the u.n. at symbol, and history, all of which will be gone from the planned replacement. that was originally part of the community process that
supervisor campos set up jointly in a letter with the mayor, and which we have had serious problems with. when we tried to find agendas, minutes, public meeting announcements, or recorded votes, we found none. when we asked for the supervisor pedophile, we got hundreds of pages that looked like this -- supervisor's mural file, we got hundreds of pages that looked like this, blacked out, in violation of the sunshine ordinance. it appears there was a two- tiered system. the folks who were cherry pick four key meetings and those who were not. those who heard earlier about wordings for the agreement that was ultimately signed, and those who did not.
>> -- president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i come before you today because of the increased homicide rate we are now facing in our city. as a mother whose child was murdered in the western addition, which remains unsolved, we are concerned about homicide. tomorrow, on the steps of city hall, we will stand with a mother who lost her son, sean everett wilson, last year on july 11. that was in my neighborhood, and this murder is unsolved. take time out of your schedule and stand with us to support this mother and all of us who have lost our children to senseless violence. we have had 11 homicides in the city of san francisco in the month of june. that is too many.
also, we are glad to hear of the resolution that supervisor malia cohen and our police chief have put together. we thank you for what you are doing. keep the job going. we want to tell our mayor to and the stop and frisk policy, and to put his energy and solutions to the unsolved murders and violence plaguing san francisco. we also would like to invite you to our viewing circle meeting on thursday, july 12, from 7 to 9:00 p.m., paradise baptist church, city and county of san francisco. thank you for your attention. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> i am here to address the issues raised by the resolution. i am with the stop
incarceration network, a national network attempting to stop the mass incarceration of black and latino youth across the country. we feel this is, as supervisor cohen presented in her resolution, something that needs to be opposed by people for justice. i think people here are familiar with michele alexander's book, the new jim crow, which outlines the attacks going on against black and latino youth in this country, the 2.4 million youths that are incarcerated right now. it is way beyond the percentages of white. as far as what has happened in new york city, i think it is one out of a youth -- eight youth.
nine out of 10 of the people charged with anything have not been released, as far as a stop and frisk. very few people have charges against them. if it took someone on the street and did that, you would have the same thing. this is also the anniversary of the killing of kenneth hardy. -- kenneth harding. why was he stopped in the first place? he was stopped because of stop and frisk. it was not named that, but that policy is going on right now in the mission district and the bayview, without it being officially a policy. we need to not make this policy official. it is already going on. there are actions happening this weekend in relationship to the anniversary of kenneth harding, including a call for muni to shut down on monday.
>> i just wanted to say, after the events of the past week, i want to incur to those of you who speak for the mayor that i think it is an excellent time that any time there is a safety threat against the people of san francisco, that staff be encouraged to stop him, whatever the situation. he may have information nobody else has. he may have dinner with mayor bloomberg of new york, who might say there is a threat. there are always going to be political opponents who will say this looks suspicious and is a conspiracy. but i am sure he realizes the people of the city come first. it is tough that he has to take abuse because of it, but i would encourage him to take a pat on the shoulder for good work. >> hello. i am taffy. in your discussion about the stop and frisk, i wonder if anybody has brought upper the
context that the policy is like a slave patrol going out at night with a dog, tracking black people down. 50 years ago, the civil rights movement in this country was supposed to stop the jim crow laws. we still have them. i am not seeing any improvement in our humanity, which is very sad. no improvement in the humanity. also, oakland, los angeles, and new york, famous for the people the report to be police, are racist. right on track. it is so unfair. michele alexander, the new jim- crow. her expression is from -- the
pipeline from schools to prisons. when somebody is stopped and frisked, that name is written down. no matter what his age, they have that name at the police department. think very carefully about your humanity. think about your own children, if they were likely to be targeted for stop and frisk. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i am larry edmonds. i was bullied and high domestic violence in my sro apartment. you probably read that in the paper. what i am here to talk about is why i walk for aids. aides what is coming up this weekend.
i walk for aids to stop racism, sexism, homophobia. san francisco is a little bit like the crazy people in washington, d.c., who do not want people to have health care in this country. you know what? some years ago, you all were making $33,000 a year. we voted you would make $135,000 so you could do the work of the people. we want san francisco and the mayor to do the work of the city and county. we are the last city to do anything for aids housing. look at this new thing coming out. you have to make $14.55. you know that social security is $800 or $900. somebody is ripping the city and county off, and we do not want you to be part of it. what to stop racism, sexism,
medical marijuanaism. i am living because of medical marijuana. you are going to close down another club on the 31st. you got it. thank you. president chiu: are there any other members of the public who wish to speak in general public comment? police stepped up. -- please step up. >> howdy. i put my name and e-mail address on the public speaker card. i am having a problem with one of their contractors, community housing partnership. over the past two years i have been there, they have obstructed my visitor from being there. she flew in from illinois just to see me, and they would not let her come in for an overnight, even though you follow all the rules and
regulations. there have been major problems with rodents. there would only address them once i called the department of building inspection and the department of health. i have also had a problem with them following the stipulated agreement. it seems they do not want to give me habitable housing. i have done almost everything i could. the rent board gives them an exemption. the next part of this scenario is it seems like they are giving david curdle the runaround, and he is the manager of the contract. it seems like he is not getting a proper response as to how he is going to address the issue.
it has been a very bad time. i have been taken to the hospital because of the in have the ability issues of the essex hotel. -- inhabitabiliy issues of the essex hotel. i am starting to get migraines. their only concern is about getting rent money. people are suffering in that building. president chiu: next speaker. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak? seeing none, general public comment is closed. why don't we call our first 3:00 special order, related to the general obligation bonds proposed for the client -- for the san francisco clean and safe. >> this is pursuant to
amendments made in the june government audit and oversight committee meeting. for a public hearing of persons interested in the resolution made to the safety and quality of neighborhood parks and waterfront open space across the city, finding that the costs associated, equaling $195 million, will require incurring bonded indebtedness, and providing for a special election to be held in the city. president chiu: we are sitting as a committee as a whole to hear public comment on recent amendments to these items. this would put the general obligation bond before voters this november. let me acknowledge any of voters who wish to speak, starting with supervisor winner. -- wiener. supervisor wiener: this bond is
a critical part of our 10-year capital plan, and also of our efforts to get a really significant capital maintenance need of our part. there was an extensive community process to come to this point. i am very supportive, and i hope you will be as well. i want to know the amendment at issue was the one dealing with the trail money, making sure a bond did not get caught up in other debates related to the new natural areas program we will have next year, trying to link the two, and making sure we can address these huge needs in our parks. i want to thank the department, advocates, and community for working together on all sides to come up with this amendment to allow us to move forward.
some of the beneficiaries include golden gate park, which want to have work done on their trails. that is good, because those parks desperately need it. president chiu: unless there are any other public comments, what do we go to public comment on these items? other members of the public who wish to speak with regard to this item? please step up. >> ♪ want to make it clean and bright please make it clean and city bright ♪ president chiu: are there any other members of the public who wish to speak or sing on this item? please step up. >> executive director of the san francisco parts alliance. i have a master's degree in music, but i am not going to sing to you. i do not have that much talent. the parts alliance has formally
induced this and has taken a leadership role to make sure the voters fully understand the positive implications of this measure. the facts before you are straightforward and very clear. investments are due or overdue in our park system. the bond measures placed before you will take a crack at chipping away at that long list. we worked very closely with the staff, the recreation and parks department, gathering input into the content of this bond measure. we have been very impressed with the process, with the quality of the input, and with the results included in the bond. particularly want to draw your attention to the fact that it now includes $12 million toward the community opportunity fund. this was an innovation developed in the 2008 bond, which allowed
community groups to apply for smaller chunks of money for neighborhood-based projects leveraged with sweat equity and private philanthropy. that will be expanded through this bond. we strongly support that. we are also very pleased with the light changes to the bond measure that increase the amount of money to golden gate park in a mclaren park, which is of many of the most -- which is one of the most under-resourced parts in san francisco. we are also pleased by the amendment regarding the trails. we strongly support this bond measure. >> talking about the special order for parks, i have always wanted you all to know that sometimes when you go to parks, there is a lot of dog mess in the parks. people sometimes take the dog
mess, get it in a plastic bag, and throw it on the sidewalk. why not put it in a trash can? you do not want to sit on any feces when you go to the park. we should have buses. take people to the park. teach them something. educate them. you cannot just take the parks and put them for wealthy people's kids. we know what is going on in a lot of the parks. you are taking land that is supposed to be for all public people, not using it for all. we do want parks to be available for all people, and also educate people in those parks. you can have cooking lessons, sewing lessons, reggae, karaoke. the parks are nature. it belongs to us all. things are looking up on you
all, since washington, d.c. is such a crazy place today. think of no health care for the parks. president chiu: are there any other members of the public who wish to speak about the bond? seeing none, public comment on this matter is closed. are there any other comments that folks would like to make? any comments from the department? i want to thank the rec and park leadership who are here. with that, but colleagues, could we hear and file this hearing without objection? without objection, this hearing has been heard and filed. items 30 and 31 have been called. i understand item 30 has to be adopted before we can place the measure on the ballot. please call the roll on item 31. supervisor wiener: aye. supervisor avalos: aye.
supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor olague: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: the resolution is adopted. now, on item 30. supervisor wiener: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye. supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor olague: aye.
>> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: the ordinance is passed on the first reading. with regards to our second 3:00 p.m. special order, there have been a number of technical amendments supervisor farrell and i have been advised of. could we skip over that for a moment and go to the adoption calendar? >> items 53 and 54 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference, unless a member wants discussion of the matter to be called separately. president chiu: would anybody like to sever any of these items? why don't we take a roll-call vote. supervisor wiener: aye. supervisor avalos: aye. supervisor campos: aye. president chiu: aye. supervisor chu: aye.
supervisor cohen: aye. supervisor elsbernd: aye. supervisor farrell: aye. supervisor kim: aye. supervisor mar: aye. supervisor olague: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. president chiu: these resolutions are adopted. with regards to our second 3:00 p.m. special order, i understand the amendments are being rocked over. could a suggest that we recess for -- >> 3:00 p.m.? president chiu: why don't you call items 34 and 35? >> this is pursuant to amendments made at the june 26, 2012 board of supervisors
meeting, for a public hearing to consider two versions of the turkoman and. one would replace ranked choice of voting with runoff elections. another would incorporate a runoff elections into ranked choice of voting for the office of mayor. another would replace the voting for mayor with runoff elections. supervisor farrell: we were going to have a number of technical amendments advised by our city attorney to supervisor olague's amendment as well as the president's amendment. we will have a committee meeting to consider those. if people want to talk now, they can do that, but there will be an opportunity when we will vote on it next week. supervisor campos: i know that we will have an opportunity next week to talk more about this, but i want to make a couple of
points about what is before us. much has been said about whether or not ranked joyce voting works. there have been questions even within the progressive community as to whether or not ring to choice voting, in its current form, is the right approach. but i think even those within the progressive community who believe there could be some modifications to ranked joyce voting rightly have a problem with the process we are following today. the fact is that we have not fully analyzed the true impact of some of the proposals, and specifically the impact of a september election, which is being proposed by both supervisors farrell and olague. why, under supervisor olague's version, we need to act this year, given that the election is a few years away, is sometng